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Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Information

Provincetown Health Department Covid-19 Information Page


Effective Immediately:  The hours of alcohol sales allowed at businesses with pouring licenses shall be between 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 10:00 am – 11:00 pm on Sunday.   


Governor Baker’s Phased Reopening Plan Report

Upon implementing new COVID-19 Workplace Safety Standards and completing a self-attestation checklist, phased sectors are permitted to reopen under the following protocols:  Sector-Specific Protocols and Best Practices   Manufacturing & Construction   Houses/Places of Worship   Parks, Open Space & Outdoor Programs    Lodgings   Retail   Restaurants

The Baker-Polito Administration announced that on July 6, Phase III of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan will begin and updates on gatherings will be in effect. 

Four Phased Approach Website Page    Data Dashboard        Guidance for Businesses on the Reopening Plan   

Reopening Plan Template   Compliance Attestation Poster    Employer Poster   Worker Poster   Additional Signage Resources

Revised Gatherings Order:  Under the updated gatherings order, indoor gatherings are limited to eight people per 1,000 square feet, but should not exceed 25 people in a single enclosed, indoor space. Outdoor gatherings in enclosed spaces are limited to 25 percent of the facility’s maximum permitted occupancy, with a maximum of 100 people in a single enclosed outdoor space. This includes community events, civic events, sporting events, concerts, conventions and more. This order does not apply to outdoor, unenclosed gatherings if proper social distancing measures are possible. 

Complaints against businesses not following the Governor’s Workplace Safety Standards should be directed towards or by leaving a message at 508-487-7000 x 555.

Provincetown’s Mask Order

Provincetown Select Board voted on July 13, 2020 to amend the Provincetown Mask Order as follows:  Individuals are required to wear a mask or other cloth face covering over the nose and mouth 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when along the public way on Commercial Street from Bangs Street to Franklin Street and including the public ways within the Town’s Commercial Center Zoning District. The Eastside Commercial Fishing Docks of McMillian pier would be excluded. This order does not apply to children under the age of 2 or any person who is unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition or is otherwise exempted by the Department of Public Health guidance. Persons not able to wear a mask due to a medical condition are not required to produce documentation of the condition. This Order is intended to supplement the requirements of the Governor’s mask order, which continues to remain in place, which requires everyone to wear a mask when they are unable to maintain a social distance of 6 feet from every other person.  Governor’s Face Covering Order     CDC Guidance on proper use of face coverings and how to make your own.   Sample Business Sign   COVID-19 Face Covering Decision Guide

If you have not already signed up for the Alert System, please do so at For information on Town Government operations call the Town Business Hotline at 508-413-9600 or the Department directly.

As of July 14, 2020, the Town of Provincetown has 1 confirmed active case of Coronavirus, 1 death from complications related to COVID-19, and 28 additional cases are considered recovered and have been cleared from quarantine by the public health nurse according to CDC Protocol.  Updated as info becomes available.
Note: These numbers only reflect those individuals that have sought testing. Some people who are positive may not show symptoms and therefore may not seek testing. Social Distancing is effective but it must be maintained over a period of time for it to be truly successful.

Town Manager’s Recovery Coalition

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On May 18th, the Provincetown Select Board heard the Community Survey Preliminary Results, the Public Health Workgroup Draft Report, and Tourism and General Business Survey.  Please click on the links below to see each (in PDF):

COVID-19 Community Survey Presentation      Tourism and General Business Survey

Recovery Coalition Stakeholder Members

 Town Manager’s Introduction to the Recovery Coalition

March 26, 2020 COVID-19 Call-In Session Questions and Answers

April 1, 2020 COVID-19 Call-In Session Questions and Answers

April 15, 2020 COVID-19 Call-In Session Questions and Answers

April 29, 2020 COVID-19 Call-In Session Questions and Answers

May 20, 2020 COVID-19 Call-In Session Questions and Answers

April 13, 2020 - Helpful State Links: 


Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency  

Unemployment & COVID-19 

Dept. Of Transitional Assistance Online Portal 

Emergency Childcare Site 

COVID-19 Cost Eligibility and Tracking Guidance 

Complete List of Emergency Orders & Guidance

Stop the Spread of Germs 

 Social distancing: for youth for general audience 

Coping with stress or fear 

 What to do if you are sick 

10 tips for at-home quarantine or self-monitoring 

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Updated Travel Guidelines to Support COVID-19 Response

To help manage the spread of the Coronavirus, and as a precautionary measure, the Town of Provincetown has closed all Town buildings to public traffic, with the exception of the Police Department. Staff will continue to work regular business hours and are available by phone and email. If you need to drop off anything for a department, please use the drop boxes located outside Town buildings. We will continue to hold necessary public board and regulatory committee meetings and hearings virtually, please check the posted agenda for information on how to participate.

The Town of Provincetown takes the health of its community very seriously. Please click on the buttons below for more information.

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